Elon Musk, the owner of X (formerly known as Twitter), has announced that the general public will have the opportunity to live-stream his highly anticipated cage fight with Mark Zuckerberg on X and other meta social media platforms.
This eagerly awaited bout between Musk and Zuckerberg, the founder of Meta, will take place in a medieval coliseum located in the historic city of Rome.
Musk emphasized his commitment to paying homage to the history and traditions of ancient Rome, ensuring that the fight will be devoid of any modern elements.
The announcement comes weeks after Mr Musk took to the X platform to challenge Mr Zuckerberg to a cage fight, saying, “I’m up for a cage match if he is. lol.”
Responding via his Instagram stories, Mr Zuckerberg said, “Send me the location.”
Instead of being officiated and managed by the UFC, Musk revealed that the foundations of both him and Zuckerberg will oversee and organize the entire event.
In addition, Musk expressed his intention to honor Italy’s past and present, with the fight’s proceeds going towards supporting veterans.
To ensure the grandeur of the occasion, Musk personally communicated with Italy’s prime minister and minister of culture, who agreed upon an epic location for the fight.
According to the AFP, Italian Minister of Culture Gennaro Sangiuliano confirmed speaking to Mr Musk about how to organise a great charity event evoking history.
In a statement, Mr Sangiuliano said any event with Musk would raise “a huge sum, many millions of euros, (that) will be donated to two important Italian pediatric hospitals.”
He added, “It will also be an opportunity to promote our history and archaeological, artistic, and cultural heritage on a global scale.”